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Evaluation of Body-worn Multimodal Hand Hygiene System. Impact on Health-Care Associated Infections

2014-08-27 03:16:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Evaluate the efficacy of a multimodal hand hygiene system in the intensive care unit environment and evaluate any impact on health care associated infections.

Description

Deploy and utilize a novel body worn hand hygiene system that incorporates provider and group specific feedback allowing hand hygiene to occur directly within the patient environment. We hypothesize that by improving provider hand hygiene we will reduce health-care associated infection rates.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Nosocomial Infection

Intervention

Body worn alcohol gel dispenser, 62% ethanol based hand cleanser, Educational component with regard to teaching CDC guidelines, Provider and group feedback

Location

Dartmouth-HItchcock Medical Center
Lebanon
New Hampshire
United States
03756

Status

Recruiting

Source

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:34-0400

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